Vatican does coronavirus testing, says Pope Francis does not have virus

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2020 / 11:05 am (CNA).- The Vatican said Saturday Pope Francis does not have the coronavirus, and that recent testing of 170 Holy See employees for… Read More

Pope Francis prays for everyone going hungry because of coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2020 / 04:29 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus pandemic. “In… Read More

The cross is our hope: Pope gives Urbi et Orbi blessing during coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 12:19 pm (CNA).- On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary Urbi et… Read More

Pope Francis will offer Easter liturgies in St. Peter’s Basilica and with no public

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 06:40 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all… Read More

Can’t go to confession during coronavirus? Consider an ‘act of perfect contrition’

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Imagine that Michael, a practicing Catholic, committed a mortal sin yesterday. Normally, Michael would go to confession. But because of the… Read More

Pope Francis donates 30 ventilators to hospitals in need

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has entrusted the Office of Papal Charities with 30 ventilators to be distributed to 30 hospitals in need during… Read More

Analysis: The sacramental shutdown, coronavirus, and canon law

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption around the world. To politics, economics, and to the life of the Church: most especially… Read More

Vatican official living in Santa Marta tests positive for coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 09:31 am (CNA).- A Vatican official who is a resident of the guesthouse where Pope Francis lives has tested positive for coronavirus, according to… Read More

‘Have no fear’: Pope Francis calls Catholics to say ‘yes’ to vocations

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics to cling to Christ and pray for the courage to say “yes” to God in his call… Read More

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus fears

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 04:04 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for everyone who is fearful of the future because of the coronavirus outbreak, asking the Lord for… Read More

At Fatima, 24 countries consecrated to Jesus and Mary amid the coronavirus pandemic

CNA Staff, Mar 25, 2020 / 05:25 pm (CNA).- Twenty-four countries on Wednesday were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Shrine… Read More

Miraculous crucifix moved to St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).-   The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from… Read More

Vatican updates guidelines for Holy Week liturgies during coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- After dioceses throughout the world suspended public Masses amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congregation for Divine Worship has updated its decree… Read More

CDF issues new Eucharistic prefaces, optional saint feasts for extraordinary form of Roman rite

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 10:20 am (CNA).- On Wednesday the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued two decrees giving new Eucharistic prefaces and provision for the… Read More

Bishop Steven Raica to follow Bishop Baker as head of Birmingham diocese

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 06:56 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Baker of Birmingham, Alabama, nominating Bishop Steven J. Raica of the diocese… Read More
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